Antimicrobial effects of alpha-MSH peptides.


The presence of the ancient anti-inflammatory peptide alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone [alpha-MSH (1-13), SYSMEHFRWGKPV] in barrier organs such as gut and skin suggests a role in the nonspecific (innate) host defense. alpha-MSH and and its carboxy-terminal tripeptide (11-13, KPV) were determined to have antimicrobial influences against two major and… (More)


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@article{Cutuli2000AntimicrobialEO, title={Antimicrobial effects of alpha-MSH peptides.}, author={Marcello Cutuli and Stefano Cristiani and Jeffrey M Lipton and Anna P. Catania}, journal={Journal of leukocyte biology}, year={2000}, volume={67 2}, pages={233-9} }